Why Do We Say O K ?

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  1. Bess Barber

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    @Yvonne Smith I've seen it online as well. As a person who grew up in the rural south, I can honestly say I have never ever seen that
    particular hand gesture as meaning anything but OK.
     
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    The politically correct police are getting on my last nerve. I have a "hand gesture" for them. :D
     
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    Patrick Mcgoohan used that hand gesture in the series The Prisoner 1967 and the words Be seeing you.

     
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    Me too. I use them frequently.
     
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    Hello Lois - lets be dotty together :p x
     
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    I probably use OK mostly for agreement with something previously said.
    I also use Okay. And, I live in OK and that's ok once you get used to it.
    And, there's more, if that's ok. I used to play jacks with my kids especially
    my daughter.
     
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    :cool::cool:
     
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    When I am feeling a bit verbose, I'll say; okey dokey ducky.:p
     
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  10. Hal Pollner

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    The expression OK or OKAY dates back farther than most people realize!

    Hal
     
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    Officer: I need your driver’s license.
    Driver: Okee Dokee Artichokee
    Officer: Cut out the wise cracks
    Driver: Okee Dokee Smokey
     
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    A more likely explanation is that the term originated as an abbreviation of orl korrekt , a jokey misspelling of 'all correct' which was current in the US in the 1830s.
     
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  14. Hal Pollner

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    I liked the signals between the Astronauts and the NASA engineers:

    "Everything's AOK"!

    Hal
     
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